Microsoft Lumia 640 And Lumia 640 XL Announced At MWC 2015

Posted: Mar 2 2015, 3:50am CST | by , Updated: Mar 2 2015, 3:54am CST, in News | Technology News

 
Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL announced at MWC 2015

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Microsoft tries to make a run for more mobile operating system share with two new affordable Lumia smartphones.

Microsoft has a hard time to grow the market share for Windows in the mobile space. Today Microsoft unveiled two new Lumia phones that start under $160. The new Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will be upgradable to Windows 10 and go on sale later this year.

The Microsoft Lumia 640 has a 8MP camera including a front-facing camera for Skype, a long-lasting battery and fast LTE connectivity. The Lumia 640 and 640 XL come with integrated Microsoft Office services with 30GB of cloud storage on OneDrive. The Lumia 640 is priced at 159 euros ($178) for LTE and 139 euros ($156) for 3G/Dual SIM before taxes and subsidies.

And for those who want more, the Lumia 640 XL is our super-sized version. At 5.7 inches, it has a larger screen along with a bigger battery and features a 13-megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. Still it’s a great price at 219 euros ($245) for LTE and 189 euros ($211) for 3G/Dual SIM before taxes and subsidies.

Both new Lumia smartphones come with a one-year personal subscription to Office365, enabling the full Office experience on the Lumia as well as one tablet and one PC/Mac. The subscription also include 1TB of storage on OneDrive.

The pricing on the new Lumia smartphones is aggressive. This could win over customers who have been using Android or iOS devices. Windows 10 is supposed to be the big milestone that will boost Lumia sales. With Windows 10 all devices consumers own will have the same operating system.

Lumia 640 Specifications:
5'' Display
Display resolution: HD720 (1280 x 720)
Display colours: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
Display technology: ClearBlack, IPS LCD
Pixel density: 294 ppi
8.0MP Main camera
8GB Mass memory
1GB RAM
4G LTE Network
HD 0.9 MP wide angle front camera
LED flash
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 1.2GHz CPU
17.5 hMaximum talk time (3G)
141.3 x 72.2 x 8.8mm

Lumia 640 XL Specifications
5.7'' Display
Display resolution: HD720 (1280 x 720)
Display colours: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
Display technology: ClearBlack, IPS LCD
Pixel density: 259 ppi
13.0MP Main camera
8GB Mass memory
1GB RAM
4G LTE Network
Full HD 5MP wide angle front camera
LED flash
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 1.2GHz CPU
24h Maximum talk time (3G):
157.9 x 81.5 x 9mm 171g

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